FVPS- The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America
This event is a part of the Faith & Values in the Public Square Lecture series, hosted by Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry in partnership with the Presbytery of Seattle, and co-sponsored by Elliott Bay Book Company.
- Friday, January 11th
- 7:00pm- 8:30pm PCT
- Town Hall, Seattle
FREE TICKETS REQUIRED
Ray Suarez is Author and Senior Correspondent for The NewsHour. Ray Suarez joined The NewsHour in October 1999 as a Washington-based Senior Correspondent.
Suarez came to The NewsHour from NPR where he had been host of the nationwide, call-in news program "Talk of the Nation" since 1993. Prior to that, he spent seven years covering local and national stories for the NBC-owned station, WMAQ-TV in Chicago.
He is currently at work on the companion volume to a coming documentary series for PBS chronicling the history of Latinos in America. He is the author most recently of a book examining the tightening relationship between religion and politics in America, The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America. Suarez also wrote The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration (Free Press), and has contributed to several other books, including What We See (New Village Press, 2010), How I Learned English (National Geographic, 2007), Brooklyn: A State of Mind (Workman, 2001), Local Heroes (Norton, 2000), Saving America's Treasures (National Geographic, 2000), and Las Christmas (Knopf, 1998). Suarez also hosts the monthly foreign affairs radio program "America Abroad" for Public Radio International, and the nationally-broadcast weekly political program "Need to Know" for PBS.
At The NewsHour, Suarez is the lead correspondent for the program's global health coverage. He has reported on some of the world's most threatening, and little-known health crises from Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
Earlier in his career, Suarez was a Los Angeles correspondent for CNN, a producer for the ABC Radio Network in New York, a reporter for CBS Radio in Rome, and a reporter for various American and British news services in London. Over the years he has narrated, anchored or reported many documentaries for public radio and television including the nationally-broadcast "Anatomy of a Pandemic" (2009, PBS) and "Jerusalem: The Center of the World" (2009, PBS), a weekly series, Follow the Money (1997, PBS), and programs including "Homeland" (2012, PBS) Who Speaks for Islam? (LinkTV, 2005, 2009), By The People (PBS, 2004-07), "The Journey Home" (2004, WETA), "The Execution Tapes" (2001, Public Radio), and "Through Our Own Eyes" (2000, KQED).
In 2010 Suarez was inducted in the Hall of Fame of the National Assn. of Hispanic Journalists. He is a co-recipient of NPR's 1993-94 and 1994-95 DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton Awards for on-site coverage of the first all-race elections in South Africa and the first 100 days of the 104th Congress, respectively. He was honored with the 1996 Ruben Salazar Award from the National Council of La Raza, and the 2005 Distinguished Policy Leadership Award from UCLA's School of Public Policy.
Suarez holds a B.A. in African History from New York University and an M.A. in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by many colleges and universities, most recently by the State University of New York. He is a winner of a Benton Fellowship in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Chicago. He has also been honored with a Distinguished Alumnus Award from NYU, and a Professional Achievement Award from the University of Chicago. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Suarez lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and three children.
Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry is committed to convening and inviting conversations on important issues in culture and society from various faith perspectives and traditions. This commitment is deeply rooted in the larger ethos of the Ignatian tradition. The Ignatian adage 'Ad Magorem Dei Gloria' (For the Greater Glory of God) is about striving for a greater consciousness and awareness, both within the public square and within the community of worship. Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry seeks to establish deeper, more sustainable, and higher levels of engagement over the next few years and it is in a prime academic and institutional milieu to convene dialogue, relationships of trust, and lectures for the greater Seattle region.
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Seattle, WA 98101
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